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Frigiliana is a Spanish town in the district of Axarquía located in the Natural Park of Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama, so their environment is privileged for lovers nature and that of trekking.

Its white houses, its traditional cuisine and its Moorish past of narrow streets and passages make Frigiliana one of the favourite enclaves of those seeking to enjoy their holiday with all five senses. This town owns the purest popular architectural province of Arab origin and received the 1st National Award for Beautification of the Towns of Spain in 1982.

It is noteworthy that the British community residing in Frigiliana, as well as throughout the Axarquía, is very large.




The Palacio de los Condes (Palace of Condes) of Frigiliana, popularly known as 'El Ingenio', is a Renaissance mansion of the XVI century. It is currently the factory of molasses Nuestra Señora del Carmen (Our Lady of Carmen), the only traditional factory of this product that runs in Europe. In its facade, the decoration paintings with geometric motifs are highlighted. It was built partly with materials from the Moorish castle, which can be seen in the stones of its facade.

If you get close to the Tourist Office of Frigiliana, you will see Casa del Apero, which also houses the town library and the Archaeological Museum. It was built in the eighteenth century and initially was attached to ""El Ingenio"". Within the Archaeological Museum we can find a skull of the Neolithic, Phoenician vessels or Moorish dagger.

The church of San Antonio is the most prominent monument of Frigiliana. It was built in the XVII century in Renaissance style almost entirely. In the temple, there is a sculpture of San Anton of XVIII century made of polychrome wood. In the entrance porch, there is the choir, with a crown of rococo style, and on its main façade, you can see a shield of Bishop Fray Alonso de Santo Tomas.

Another monument worth visiting in the chapel of Santo Cristo de la Caña. The building dates from the XVIII century and has a revered size of neo-baroque style 'Ecce Homo'.

We can also find in Frigiliana, the remains of the Arab castle of Lizar. It is located on the top of the town and dates from the IX century .

Geographic Data
Surface 41 km2
Altitude 318 m
Latitude 36º 47'
Length -3º 54'
Distance to Málaga City 58,7 km
City 3322
Men 1662
Women 1660
Nationality Frigilianenses
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    A former silo built in 1767, this is now the site of private housing, the only remnants of the original design being the arcades of the main faèade.

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    La Coladilla Ravine (Up to km 5.7) The first 5 kilometres follow a wellmaintained forest track, soon entering and climbing continually up through the Natural Park of the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara...


    Towards the village of El Acebuchal and Venta del Cebollero (Up to km 7.7) It is possible to cross the white village of Frigiliana on Calle Real street, but the most direct exit is taking the...


    The cave known as Cueva de los Murciêlagos is home to a number of stratae dating from the Neolithic period to the Bronze Age. The cave, which owes its name to the fact that has traditionally been...

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    Its name comes from the Latin “Frexinius” which corresponds to the name of a Roman personality. Name of its inhabitants: Frigilianenses. Famous personalities: Hernando el Darra , a...


    Though the best-preserved remains are those of the Arabic period, Frigiliana is also home to traces of prehistoric human settlements, specifically dating back to the late Neolithic period (around...

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    This viewpoint is in the centre of the municipality, on the hill, above the residential area and under the Lizar Castle. The slope of the hill was reforested by the landowner with pine trees. It...



Gran Senda de Málaga Stage 6 (Part 3 of 3: Final section to Cómpeta. Camino Shell)